Empire of the Czar, a Journey Through Eternal Russia Part 1 by Marquis Decustine, Bill Kelsey, Daniel J. Boorstin, George

By Marquis Decustine, Bill Kelsey, Daniel J. Boorstin, George F. Kennan

17 Cassettes The commute adventures of a French aristocrat in Russia a century and a part in the past supply perception into the Russia of this day. initially written in 1839, this interesting description of Russia in the course of the time of Czar Nicholas I discusses the politics, land, humans, and structure of a recognized and notorious reign. "Kelsey's Falstaffian tones bespeak an aristocratic sensibility; his intelligence, facility with Russian names, and enormous persistence serve the tome amply

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PRUSSIA THE AUXILIARY OF RUSSIA. LUTHER THE PERSONIFICATION OF GERMAN CHARACTER. — FRENCH MINISTER AT BERLIN. ANECDOTE OF THE EMPRESS CATHERINE. ANECDOTE OF THE CONVENTION OF PILNITZ. FAMILY MEMOIRS. SOUVENIRS OF THE REVOLUTION. GENERAL CUSTINE. HEROISM OF HIS DAUGH. EARLY IMTER-IN-LAW. HIS SON. TRAGIC PRISON SCENE. — — — PRESSIONS OF INFANCY. It must be owned, though to the disgrace of human kind, that there exists for the multitude, a happiness which is altogether material. This is a happiness which Germany, and more especially Prussia, is its now By enjoying.

Doubtless this sentiment which taught me to comprehend the Christian religion, before even I had been instructed in had been it. I felt from my cast in a place of exile. infancy that my lot FAMILY MEMOIRS. 24 To return to my father : — After he had regained composure, he occupied himself with preparing for" the stern trial that impended, and towards morning his wrote to his wife a tude which it letter displays. admirable for the forti- It has been preserved in the Memoirs of the Times, together with that of my grandfather's to this same son whose death is to be attributed, first, to a sense of duty, which would not permit him to remain a refugee at the Court of Ber; lin ; secondly, to the part he took in the defence of his parent ; and, thirdly, to his refusal to save himself at the risk of the life of a young and unknown female.

Resemblance of the City to a Barrack. — Contrast between Russia and Spain. The Drowska. Pavements. VOL. I. a XXVI CONTENTS. '—The Tchinn. — Peculiar CharacterTyranny of the Russian Government. — The Arts Russia. — A Russian Hotel. — The Evils to be en— The Michael Palaces. — Death of Paul countered — The Spy — The Neva, Quays and Bridges. — Cabin of Peter — The and Dungeons. — Church of Alexander Newski. —Tombs Russian Veterans. — Austerity of the Czar. — Russian Faith in the Future, and — InteRealisation.

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